An Italian Affair

Welcome Party for Italian Polo Team at Scarpetta

Time: July 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Location: Scarpetta - Outdoor Dining Deck & Bar- Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina One Goat Island, Newport , RI 02840

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At the peak of summer in Newport, a waterfront soiree beckons from the sunset deck & bar at Regent Deck where the Italian Polo Team will hold court for a cocktail Meet & Greet from their island headquarters at Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina. 

7:00-8:30 PM Cash Bar. Limited to 150 attendees by kindly submitting your RSVP above.  Attire is summer resort.  Valet parking or water taxi.

Mingle with Italian Polo Team, Team USA, polo club members and friends, introducing the competitors for the polo showdown on the following day. 

Following the reception, stay for dinner at Scarpetta, Gurney's iconic Manhattan Italian restaurant by LDV Hospitality. Open nightly year-round, the restaurant delivers Scarpetta's signature classics as well as seasonal dishes, fresh seafood selections sourced locally, and a world-class wine list. Whether inside or seaside next to Gurney's private marina, your experience is sure to be a memorable one.  Advanced reservations recommended, phone: 401.851.3325  Complimentary valet parking with restaurant validation. 

The evening launches a big weekend, one of the highlights of the polo season, and will feature USA vs. Italy on the following day in the Newport International Polo Series. Catch the action field-side with reserved seating in the Pavilion, or spread a blanket on the lawn to take in the match. Match Tickets available online. The match will conclude with a Trophy Presentation and Après Polo celebration to break bread with the teams.  Make it a full experience by joining the after match celebration when the teams reunite for Après Polo: Amici Riuniti . 

Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina, situated on Goat Island and surrounded by Narragansett Bay, offers the seclusion of a private island yet is just a jaunt from the shops and eateries of downtown Newport. Our waterfront resort is centrally located to the area’s abundant attractions and activities, Gurney’s 360-degree water views provide an ideal setting for its fine restaurant overlooking Newport Harbor, lounge with wraparound deck, full-service spa, and outdoor saltwater pool. Whether you are traveling on business or pleasure, staying for a weekend or a week, we think you will love our gorgeous location, in the “City by the Sea.”